Recommended Books

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):

Reif, Sandra F. How to reach and teach ADD/ADHD children.
(The Center for Applied Research in Education).

Nadeau, Kathleen Survival Guide for College Students with ADD or LD (1994)
Available through Magination Press (1–800-374‑2721);

Minskoff, Esther, Allsopp, David Academic Success Strategies for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities and ADHD (2003)
Available through Brookes Publishing.

Wilens, M.D. Timothy Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids (Guilford Press)

Radencich and colleagues How to Help Your Child with Homework: A Guide to Ending the Homework Wars

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD):

Thompson, Susan The Sourcebook for Nonverbal Learning Disability (1997).

Tanguay, Pamela B Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home: A Parent’s Guide (2001 & 2002)

Whitney, Rondalyn Bridging the Gap: Raising a Child With NLD (2002)

Duke, M., Nowicki, S., & Martin, E. (1996). Teaching your Child the Language of Social Success. Atlanta, Georgia: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.

Gray, C. (1994). Comic strip conversations and Social Stories. Arlington: Future Education Resources (800) 489‑0727

Goldstein, Arnold Skillstreaming: Teaching Prosocial Skills (1990)

Frankel, Fred Good Friends Are Hard To Find

S. Sheridan Why Don’t They Like Me? Helping Your Child Make and Keep Friends

Learning Disabilities:

Braaten, Ellen, Ph.D., Felopulos, Gretchen, Ph.D Straight Talk about Psychological Testing for Kids

Levine, Mel, M.D. Keeping Ahead in School .

Ellis, David Becoming a Master Student

Diane, German, Ph.D. It’s on the Tip of My Tongue (for retrieval fluency)

Silver, Larry The Misunderstood Child: A Guide for Parents of Learning Disabled Children

Shaywitz, Sally, M.D. Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at any Level

Hall, Susan, Moats, Louisa, Ed.D. Parenting a Struggling Reader 

Trusdell, Mary Louise, Horowitz, Inge W. Understanding Learning Disabilities: A Parent Guide and Workbook

Olsen, Janice Z Handwriting Without Tears.

Rathvon, Natalie, Ph.D. Effective School Interventions: Strategies for Enhancing Academic Achievement and Social Competence

Orenstein, Myrna, Ph.D., Smart But Stuck: What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Learning Disabilities and Imprisoned Intelligence

Fisher, Gary, Ph.D., Cummings, Rhoda, Ed.D. The Survival Guide for Kids with LD and The School Survival Guide for Kids with LD

Parenting, Disruptive Behavior, Emotional Problems:

Forehand, Rex Parenting the Strong-Willed Child (1996)

Greene, Ross The Explosive Child (2001)

Pheland, Thomas 1–2‑3-Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2–12 (1995)

K. Mannasses Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child Barron Publishing.

Rapee, Ronald M. Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents

Allen, Jeffrey S., Klein, Roger J. Ready, Set, Relax: A Research-Based Program of Relaxation, Learning and Self-Esteem

Bourne, Edmund The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook (2000).

Merrell, Kenneth. Ph.D. Helping students overcome depression and anxiety: A practical guide

Autism Spectrum Disorders:

Hodgdon, L. (1995). Visual strategies for improving communication. Troy, MI: Quirk Roberts Publishing. Ph. # (248) 879‑2598.

Hodgdon, L. (1999). Solving behavior problems in Autism. Troy, MI: Quirk Roberts Publishing. Ph. # (248) 879‑2598

Quill, K. (Ed.) (1995). Teaching children with autism: Strategies to enhance communication and socialization. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers. Ph. # (800) 347‑7707.

Powers, Michael (2000). Children with Autism: A Parent’s Guide (second edition) Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Stewart, Kathryn, Ph.D. Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome: A Parent’s Guide

Ozonoff, S. (2002). A Parent’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. Available at Guilford Press.

Frith, U. (Ed.) (1991). Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press

Powers, M. (Ed.) (2000). Children with Autism. A Parents’ Guide. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Harris, S., Weiss, M. (1998). Right from the start: Behavioral intervention for young with autism.